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Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of Romania and Bulgaria, where ancient traditions and modern influences intertwine. The needs and wishes of our customers create our Romania and Bulgaria trip. On your trip, you will be able to explore historic landmarks and taste these countries’ authentic culture and hospitality.

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Our Romania and Bulgaria itinerary is designed for flexibility. You will not only visit the main tourist attractions in both countries, but with the help of our local guides, you will also experience the authenticity of these splendid countries.

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#1 Romania – Bulgaria: 10 Days Trip

Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
Starting Point: Bucharest, Romania
Finish Point: Sofia, Bulgaria
Countries: Romania, Bulgaria
Number of cities: 12


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DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

→ Meet your guide at Bucharest Airport (OTP)
→ Airport transfer to your hotel (30-40 min)

Overnight in Bucharest, Romania

DAY 2 | BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

→ Walking Bucharest tour (2-3 hours) after breakfast
Dive into the rich Romanian history and vibrant culture of Bucharest as you explore the Palace of Parliament, stroll through the charming Old Town, experience the splendour of Piata Victoriei, admire the architectural elegance of Cec Palace, discover the historic Unirii Square, stand on Revolution Square, experience the magnificence of Constitution Square, pay homage to the Lui Carol Monument and marvel at the imposing Palace of Justice.
→ Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Bucharest, Romania

DAY 3 | BRAN AND PELES CASTLES, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to Sinaia Area (2 hours)
→ Visit the Peles castle, nestled in the Carpathian Mountains near Sinaia, Romania, is a stunning neo-Renaissance royal residence known for its architectural splendour, opulent interiors and picturesque surroundings, serving as a symbol of Romania’s royal heritage. → Transfer to Bran (1 hour)
→ Explore Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle, is a medieval fortress on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia in Romania, known for its picturesque location, rich history, and legendary connection to Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
→ Transfer to Brasov, Romania (40 min)
→ Free time in Brasov for dinner
Overnight in Brasov, Romania

DAY 4 | BRASOV AND SIGHISOARA, ROMANIA

→ Morning city tour of Brasov Old Town while having a coffee. Explore the heart of Brașov by visiting the lively Piața Sfatului, admire the architectural beauty of St. Nicholas Church, walk through the historic Șchei Gate and St. Catherine’s Gate and enjoy the medieval charm of the Black Tower and Casa Sfatului.
→ Transfer to Viscri Traditional Village (1.5 hours)
The traditional village of Viscri in the heart of Transylvania captivates visitors with its charming rural surroundings, UNESCO-protected fortified church, and traditional Saxon architecture, which offers a glimpse into a bygone era.
→ Transfer to Sighișoara (30 min)
→ Visit the Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.
The medieval citadel of Sighișoara, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enchants visitors with its well-preserved medieval architecture and cobbled streets embodying Transylvania’s spirit.

Overnight in Sighisoara

DAY 5 | CORVIN CASTLE AND SIBIU, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to Corvin Castle, Romania (3 Hours)
Explore the Corvin Castle – a medieval fortress, a remarkable example of Gothic architecture.
→ Transfer to Sibiu
→ Sibiu city tour (1 hour)
Visit the Consul Tower of Sibiu, the Large Square, the Bridge of Lies, Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral (14th century)
→ Free time in Sibiu, Romania for dinner

Overnight in Sibiu, Romania

DAY 6 | ASTRA MUSEUM OF FOLK CIVILIZATIONS – OLT RIVER VALLEY, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to the Astra Museum of Folk Civilization (30 min)
→ Scenic drive on the Olt River Valley back to Bucharest (4.5 hours total drive)
→ Visit the Arutella Roman Empire ruins on the way
→ Free time in Bucharest for dinner

Overnight in Bucharest, Romania

DAY 7 | VELIKO TARNOVO, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, after breakfast (3.5 hours + border)
Discover the majestic Tsarevets Fortress, an icon of medieval splendour perched atop a hill, providing panoramic views over the city and the Yantra River. Stroll through the enchanting Craft Street, where traditional Bulgarian crafts and handicrafts come to life, creating a vibrant atmosphere that reflects the city’s cultural heritage.
→ Enjoy free time in Veliko Tarnovo in the afternoon

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

DAY 8 | PLOVDIV, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria (3 hours)
→ Check in the hotel and have some free time for lunch in a restaurant recommended by your local Plovdiv guide
→ Walking city tour of Plovdiv historical centre (1-2 hours)
Visit the Old Town of Plovdiv (from the 19th century); the Ethnographic Museum from the outside (the most beautiful house in Plovdiv); the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis (ancient Roman-style amphitheatre); the Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis (the largest and best preserved in the Balkans); the Roman Forum; the Church of the Holy Mother of God, Plovdiv; the Sts. Constantine and Elena Church; the Djumaya Mosque and Square; Glavnata (the main pedestrian street); Kapana (“The Trap” neighbourhood); Nebet Tepe (a hill with a great view of the city);
→ Free time in Plovdiv in the late afternoon

Overnight in Plovdiv

DAY 9 | SOFIA, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria
→ Sofia walking city tour (1.5 – 2.5 hours)
Visit St. Nedelya Church; St. Sofia Monument; The Old Serdika Ruins; The Mineral Springs; The Council of Ministers; The “St. George” Rotunda; The Presidential Office; The National Archaeological Museum (exterior only); The Bulgarian National Bank; Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square; The Royal Palace; The Russian Church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Monument to the “Unknown Soldier”; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church (Constructed as a tribute to the Russian soldiers who lost their lives in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877); The City Garden
→ Free time in Sofia for leisure and packing

Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria

DAY 10 | DEPART FROM SOFIA, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Sofia Airport (SOF)
END OF THE TOUR

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#2 Romania – Bulgaria Tour: 14 Days

Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
Starting Point: Bucharest, Romania
Finish Point: Sofia, Bulgaria
Countries: Romania, Bulgaria
Number of cities: 19


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DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

→ Meet your guide at Bucharest Airport (OTP)
→ Airport transfer to your hotel (30-40 min)Overnight in Bucharest, Romania

DAY 2 | BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

→ Walking Bucharest tour (2-3 hours) after breakfast
Dive into the rich Romanian history and vibrant culture of Bucharest as you explore the Palace of Parliament, stroll through the charming Old Town, experience the splendour of Piata Victoriei, admire the architectural elegance of Cec Palace, discover the historic Unirii Square, stand on Revolution Square, experience the magnificence of Constitution Square, pay homage to the Lui Carol Monument and marvel at the imposing Palace of Justice.
→ Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Bucharest, Romania

DAY 3 | BRAN AND PELES CASTLES, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to Sinaia Area (2 hours)
→ Visit the Peles castle, nestled in the Carpathian Mountains near Sinaia, Romania, is a stunning neo-Renaissance royal residence known for its architectural splendour, opulent interiors and picturesque surroundings, serving as a symbol of Romania’s royal heritage. → Transfer to Bran (1 hour)
→ Explore Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle, is a medieval fortress on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia in Romania, known for its picturesque location, rich history, and legendary connection to Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
→ Transfer to Brasov, Romania (40 min)
→ Free time in Brasov for dinner

Overnight in Brasov, Romania

DAY 4 | BRASOV AND SIGHISOARA, ROMANIA

→ Morning city tour of Brasov Old Town while having a coffee. Explore the heart of Brașov by visiting the lively Piața Sfatului, admire the architectural beauty of St. Nicholas Church, walk through the historic Șchei Gate and St. Catherine’s Gate and enjoy the medieval charm of the Black Tower and Casa Sfatului.
→ Transfer to Viscri Traditional Village (1.5 hours)
The traditional village of Viscri in the heart of Transylvania captivates visitors with its charming rural surroundings, UNESCO-protected fortified church, and traditional Saxon architecture, which offers a glimpse into a bygone era.
→ Transfer to Sighișoara (30 min)
→ Visit the Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.
The medieval citadel of Sighișoara declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enchants visitors with its well-preserved medieval architecture and cobbled streets embodying Transylvania’s spirit.

Overnight in Sighisoara

DAY 5 | CORVIN CASTLE AND SIBIU, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to Corvin Castle, Romania (3 Hours)
Explore the Corvin Castle – a medieval fortress, a remarkable example of Gothic architecture.
→ Transfer to Sibiu
→ Sibiu city tour (1 hour)
Visit the Consul Tower of Sibiu, the Large Square, the Bridge of Lies, and the Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral (14th century)
→ Free time in Sibiu, Romania for dinner

Overnight in Sibiu, Romania

DAY 6 | ASTRA MUSEUM OF FOLK CIVILIZATIONS – OLT RIVER VALLEY, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to the Astra Museum of Folk Civilization (30 min)
→ Scenic drive on the Olt River Valley back to Bucharest (4.5 hours total drive)
→ Visit the Arutella Roman Empire ruins on the way
→ Free time in Bucharest for dinner

Overnight in Bucharest, Romania

DAY 7 | VARNA, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Varna (4 hours + border)
→ City tour of Varna and free time
Visit the “The Dormition of the Mother of God” Cathedra, The Roman Thermaes, St. Nikolas church, The sea garden, the port; the main shopping street.
→ Free time in Varna
Overnight in Varna

DAY 8 | NESSEBAR AND SOZOPOL, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Nessebar (1.5 hours)
→ City tour of the old town
Visit the Nessebar Archaeological museum, the “Hagia Sophia” church, the church of Christ Pantocrator, the church of St Stephen, the church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, and the church of St John Aliturgetos.
→ Free time for lunch
→ Transfer to Sozopol
→ Short walk in the old town

Overnight in Sozopol Area

DAY 9 | VELIKO TARNOVO, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, after breakfast (3 hours )
Discover the majestic Tsarevets Fortress, an icon of medieval splendour perched atop a hill, providing panoramic views over the city and the Yantra River. Stroll through the enchanting Craft Street, where traditional Bulgarian crafts and handicrafts come to life, creating a vibrant atmosphere that reflects the city’s cultural heritage.
→ Enjoy free time in Veliko Tarnovo in the afternoon

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

DAY 10 | KAZANLAK AREA (ROSE VALLEY)

→ Transfer to Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex (45 min)
→ Explore the traditional Bulgarian arts and crafts, lifestyle, and beautiful architecture during the 18th and 19th centuries
→ Transfer to Kazanlak area (1 hour)
→ Visit the Tracian Tomb Golyama Kosmatka and Shipka Church
→ Free time to enjoy Spa and relax

Overnight in SPA hotel in Kazanlak area / Kings’ Valley Medical & Spa Hotel

DAY 11 | PLOVDIV AND BACHKOVO MONASTERY, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Bachkovo monastery (2.5 hours)
→ Explore the 2nd big monastery in Bulgaria with its amazing frescoes and energy
→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria (40min)
→ Check in the hotel and have some free time for lunch in a restaurant recommended by your local Plovdiv guide
→ Walking city tour of Plovdiv historical centre (1-2 hours)
Visit the Old Town of Plovdiv (from the 19th century); the Ethnographic Museum from the outside (the most beautiful house in Plovdiv); the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis (ancient Roman-style amphitheatre); the Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis (the largest and best preserved in the Balkans); the Roman Forum; the Church of the Holy Mother of God, Plovdiv; the Sts. Constantine and Elena Church; the Djumaya Mosque and Square; Glavnata (the main pedestrian street); Kapana (“The Trap” neighbourhood); Nebet Tepe (a hill with a great view of the city);
→ Free time in Plovdiv

→ Overnight in Plovdiv

DAY 12 | SOFIA, BULGARIA

→ Sofia walking city tour (1.5 – 2.5 hours)
Visit St. Nedelya Church; St. Sofia Monument; The Old Serdika Ruins; The Mineral Springs; The Council of Ministers; The “St. George” Rotunda; The Presidential Office; The National Archaeological Museum (exterior only); The Bulgarian National Bank; Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square; The Royal Palace; The Russian Church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Monument to the “Unknown Soldier”; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church (Constructed as a tribute to the Russian soldiers who lost their lives in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877); The City Garden
→ Free time in Sofia for leisure and packing

Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria

DAY 13 | RILA MONASTERY, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to the Rila monastery, Bulgaria (2 hours)
→ Guided tour of the Rila monastery complex. Located in the tranquil Rila Mountains, the Rila Monastery is a masterpiece of Orthodox Christian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
→ Transfer back to Sofia after lunch (2 hours)
→ Free time for relaxation and packing

Overnight in Sofia

DAY 14 | DEPART FROM SOFIA, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Sofia Airport (SOF)
END OF THE TOUR

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